By Bibiana (Bibie) Boerio, member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society and retired chief financial officer of Ford Motor Credit Company
I grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in a family that didn’t have much. But despite our own struggles, my parents always did what they could to help others. They taught me that it’s important to give back in any way you can, and I’ve been applying that lesson throughout most of my life.
I was fortunate to get a good education and work my way up to an executive role at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. It was there that I first started donating to United Way through Ford’s annual fundraising campaign. In 2002, I volunteered to lead the effort for Ford Motor Credit Company, where I was chief financial officer, and saw how effective and efficient the process was. I left that experience knowing that I wanted to do more for United Way